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Glass Week Special - Fused GlassAs part of the Glass Week I am posting interviews and features, there will also be contributions from other galleries as part of this week, check them out here.Glass Week Special - Fused Glass by MyntKat
Today's Special is all about Fused Glass.
What is Fused Glass?
Glass fusion is achieved by firing the glass in a kiln at a high temperature (between 593°C/1,099°F and 816°C/1,501°F) to melt, form or fuse the glass.
Simple glass fusion has apparently been practiced for over four thousand years and used to be the primary method of working with glass until glassblowing was invented about two thousand years ago.
Modern glass fusion often involves layering different pieces of glass or adding frits, powders or dichroic foils to achieve color and shape effects. In the kiln the pieces are heated and thus bond together. The shape can also be affected by laying the glass on an obje